Products and services can contribute to solving complex social problems such as crime or climate change. A new book, Designing for Society, provides a hands-on tool to professionals and students interested in using social design to make a difference in the world. It was written by Paul Hekkert and Nynke Tromp, two researchers from the TU Delft Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering and active members of the Delft Design for Values Institute.
Earlier this year industrial designers Anna Pohlmeyer and Pieter Desmet of the Delft Institute for Positive Design launched their Design for Happiness Deck. This set of cards helps player to make designing for happiness more tangible. After many positive responses Pohlmeyer and Desmet have decided to make the card deck more widely available. Starting this week a limited edition of the set is available for sale in the webshop of the BlueDot foundation.
Ana Pereira Roders has been appointed Professor of Heritage and Values at the TU Delft Faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment. The Chair of Heritage and Values focuses on further understanding the values that define heritage, such as cultural, social, ecological, and economic values; and how they impact the sustainability of cities.